SAN JOSE CONVENTION CENTER, HALL 2
150 W. San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA 95110
Saturday, May 19th
10am-6pm (plus after hours programming)
Big Wow! ComicFest Returns to San Jose on May 19th & 20th 2012, bringing two great days of Comic Book, Art, Anime, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Cosplay FUN! Many of the country's best vendors of all things cool and collectible will tempt your wallets with the perfect gifts for Cool Geeks, Collectors, Fans, and True Believers!!!
Big Wow! ComicFest is this year's Only Major Comics Event in the San Francisco Bay Area!
Once again Big Wow! ComicFest joins Hippy Comix, Inc. in excavating Underground Alley, a special block of tables featuring two generations of Independent, Adult, Alternative, and Underground Comix creators! Confirmed Denizens for 2012 include: Dan O'Neill and Ted Richards (Air Pirates Funnies), Bruce Simon (Party Comics), Mario Hernandez (Love and Rockets), Mark Badger (The Mask), S. S. Crompton (Demi the Demoness), Richard Becker (Bloodthirsty Pirate Tales), Pepper Alexandria (Belly Dance Comix), Patrick Ian Moore (Universal Studios' Vampyre), Reality Super Hero Henry Hemp (Henry Hemp Adventures), Steve Wyatt (Subterranean Tales), Dan Fogel (Underground Price & Grading Guide), and Mark Bode (Cobalt 60), who will create an Exclusive Limited Edition Print benefiting www.sclaywilsontrust.com
! Stay tuned to www.bigwowcomicfest.com
for more updates and surprises!
As the Original Artist-Friendly Show, we have dozens of Fantastic Comic Book Creator Guests spanning all decades and genres! This year we are pleased to welcome as our Featured Guests: Jim Lee (X-Men, Batman & DC Comics VP), Legendary Illustrator Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing, Heavy Metal & Frankenstein), Vampire Horror Author Steve Niles, creator of 30 Days Of Night, Toshio Maeda (Urotsukidoji & La Blue Girl). Fan-Favorites... Travis Charest (Weapons of the Metabarons), Kevin Nowlan (Superman Vs. Aliens), and more Special Guests including: Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Bob Layton (Iron Man, Avengers), Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher), Joe Linsner (Dawn), Michael Golden (The 'Nam), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Futurama, Disney Poster Artist), Alex Nino (Legendary CREEPY Artist), Ron Lim (Silver Surfer), Liam Sharp (Gears of War), and many more confirmed and added to our website! The Comics Guaranty Company (CGC) will also be accepting books for Grading or Signature Series with many of our Guests.
Super-Star Cartoonist and Big Wow! Bigwig Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows, 50 Girls 50), will teach a 90-minute Figure Drawing Workshop with a live model, demonstrating fundamentals of technique and style. Any aspiring artist is welcome to sit in the audience and work along with Frank, who will provide priceless tips and critiques! And Inker Extraordinaire Mick Gray (Starman, Promethea) will once again provide a weekend-long inking demonstration as he works on his current comic book assignment at his booth! Don't miss this rare opportunity to see professional comic artists at work! There will also be a Live Art demonstration going on all weekend, on stage by James O'Barr (Creator of "The Crow"), and many of our invited Guests.
Meet, get autographs, and learn the secrets of Show Biz from our spectacular Celebrity Guests!:
Special Celebrity Guests
Actor, writer, and producer Thomas Jane, star of "The Punisher" film and the HBO favorite series "Hung", is also the author of the comic book series Bad Planet!
Jane is the sexy and charismatic guitar player for The GoGos! Jane is back at work, having just written a new story for the 2011 Simpsons Tree House of Horror comic book, and her own series (starring Jane herself) Lady Robotika, drawn by Big Wow! buddy and Special Guest Bill Morrison!
Star of "The Wonder Years", "Conan the Destroyer" and voice actress for "Star Wars: Clone Wars", "Green Lantern", "Justice League Doom" and "The Avengers". She is best known on TV for her role in "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" as Nicole Wallace.
Co-creator and star of the Cult Classic ... "Repo: the Genetic Opera".
We will also be showing a Free viewing of the film with a live Shadow Cast on Sat. night for the 1st 500 fans, with a Q/A afterward with Terrance!
Also appearing will be Sandahl Bergman (Conan the Barbarian, Red Sonja, All That Jazz, Airplane ll and "Chicago" on Broadway), C. Andrew Nelson (Darth Vader), Kathy Garver (Cissy on "Family Affair"), Jon Provost (Timmy on TV's "Lassie" show) and more!
In conjunction with San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum, Big Wow! ComicFest proudly presents "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Art Show!" Featuring Five Decades of Original Art and Memorabilia from the Marvel Comics world-famous group of greatest superheroes and latest movie stars!
And no Big Wow! ComicFest is complete without our:
Benefit Art Auction, Costume/Cosplay Contest (Saturday night directly after the show), Gaming, Card & Role-Playing Games with Sanctioned Tournaments and Live Demonstrations of Magic the Gathering, World of Warcraft, Hero Clix, and more!
Panel Discussions, including: Collecting Original Comic Art for Fun & Profit, The San Francisco Underground Comix Experience, The Art of Self-Publishing, and how to Design and Create Your Own Costumes!
Tickets are available on the website. And we have tickets available at over 30 participating comic book stores around Northern California.
Admission is only:
1 Day Adult $20.00 (at the door) 2 Day Adult $30.00 (at the door)
1 Day Child (8-14) $10.00 (at the door) 2 Day Child $15.00 (at the door) CHILDREN UNDER 8 ARE FREE!
*Save Off Admission! Buy tickets online, or at many local Comic Book Stores!
FOR MORE INFORMATION we will always have guest and programming updates for the show at: www.bigwowcomicfest.com . Also, many of our Guests will be available before the show for online, phone and in some cases, personal appearance Interviews.
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Press please contact Dan Fogel at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All Other Inquiries, please contact Steve Wyatt, Convention Director at:
(661) 829-2962 or email@example.com